If you want to change your life, change your story.
I mean the story that you constantly tell, both to yourself and to everyone else. You probably tell it without much thought in what you say.
We are always busy telling our story. We share it with just about everyone we meet. The problem is that it’s usually negative. We share our complaints, our hardships, and our worries about tomorrow.
We spend a lot of time building that story in our heads so that we have it down pat for the next opportunity to share it.
The problem is, what we think about most is what we attract into our lives. Do you really want to attract all that stuff that you worry about all the time?
What if all you had to do to change our experience of life was to change your story?
You hear a lot of talk about duality, and how bad it is, in the deeper levels of spirituality teachings. What is all this duality stuff about and why does it matter? What does duality mean?
Are you positive or negative?
I had a boss at a previous job. He’s a great guy but he’s very passionate about the things he doesn’t like. You can’t be sure of what he likes, but if you see his posts on Facebook it is easy to see what he doesn’t like because he rages against them.
He isn’t so much pro-conservative as he is anti-liberal. He might be pro-peace, but he’s definitely anti-war.
Do you get what I mean?
He didn’t make it to his anger management class because the traffic ticked him off on the way there.
I see quotes on Facebook all the time about how you can fail your way to success. They have become very popular, but I really don’t understand why.
If you set out to build a house, and you fail at it over and over, how does that get you a house to live in?
Do you know what it means to be “in the flow?” Life feels easy when things start working, when the ideas and inspirations are just flowing. Do you know how to get in the flow?
When you’re not “in the flow” things just don’t seem to work right, or at least not reliably. You struggle to get good, inspired ideas for how to grow your business, or whatever it is you want to do. Things kind of stagnate.
You need to know how to get in the flow so things do start going right again.
It’s hard to find time to read, either for fun or for personal development. I don’t know about you, but I especially wanted to find more time for personal development reading, but how? There are so many other things that you have to do during the day. Where can you possibly fit in something else? You need to know how to make time to read.
I know that was true for me. I’m a full-time stay-at-home dad and I homeschool my kids. That means that I am responsible for most of the cleaning and cooking as well as being the teacher for my kids.
I also have an internet marketing business. That requires time to write blog posts, update pages, and promote my posts on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.
There are only so many hours in a day. Where can you find time for reading and study?
Do you love a good conspiracy theory? I sure do. They can certainly make for a great story, and I’m not the only one who thinks so. FBI special agents Mulder and Scully chased aliens every week in The X-Files TV show. Conspiracy Theory, the movie with Mel Gibson and Julia Roberts, was another good one. With all of that attention, what’s wrong with conspiracy theories?
I want to look at them from the Law of Attraction and see why conspiracy theories are harmful when you buy into them too strongly. Continue reading
Last week I wrote about how important it is that we use positive language along with our positive intent. It’s great to talk about success but if the energy of the actual words are on failure, the intent for success is defeated. This week I’m going to continue to look at how we use language. A very specific case this time, “content” as in “I am content with where I am” versus “happy.”
I wrote a post a little over a year ago about how your language will show you what you are attracting. For example, while you may affirm “I am debt free” you will likely not achieve that because the focus word in what you are saying is “debt,” so you will probably continue to attract debt. I want to spend some more time on this topic today.
I spend a fair amount of time on Facebook and I love to share positive, inspiring quotes. For example, Bob Proctor shared one of his quotes on Facebook this morning: